RS-MS1A Android application The RS-MS1A (for Android™ devices) allows your Android device to wirelessly connect to a D-STAR transceiver and remotely set DR functions, link with a map app and send/receive messages in DV mode. In addition, pictures on an Android device can be transmitted in the DV Fast Data mode or DV mode. Share Pictures
You can take pictures with your Android device or use stored pictures and share them. Pictures of your shack, operating place in the field, rigs, or friends can be sent to other D-STAR transceivers that are also using the app. Add images and make QSOs even more enjoyable. Pictures can be sent in the DV Fast Data mode or conventional DV mode (with voice). Text Messaging
Text messaging enables you to chat with other D-STAR users that are using the app. Use the function when texting is better than exchanging information over voice. By using Android devices, you can exchange messages in your preferred language. DR Functions and Remote Setting
You can set the transceiver’s “FROM” and “TO” _elds and change some of the transceiver’s function settings from your Android device. When using the optional VS-3 Bluetooth headset, you can wirelessly talk through the IC-705, ID-4100A/E or ID-5100A/E from a short distance* away from your rig.
* Communication range of Bluetooth is approximately 10 meters (33 feet). D-STAR Stations and Repeater Sites Mapping
See the location of other stations or repeater sites on a map using received position data. The transceiver’s “FROM” and “TO” can be automatically set by tapping a repeater site or a D-PRS station on the map. When used with a previously used or locally cached map, your own and other station’s locations can be shown without needing an Internet connection (Offline map function*).
* For only the RS-MS1A. Repeater List Viewer
You can see detailed repeater information, including frequencies, call signs and frequency offsets in the Repeater list. You can use it to manually set your transceiver when you are in a different area from your usual operating environment. Call Sign List
The app enables you to edit call signs and names used in the DR function. Also, you can add a call sign and a name in the Call sign list at any time. Receive History
In the DV mode, you can read and edit the received station’s information. Additional information from an Internet database, such as QRZ.com or APRS.fi, can be downloaded. Import and Export
You can import a user-programmable repeater list, or a repeater list on the Internet, from a PC to the app. In addition, receive history can be exported from the app to a PC. For compatibility with your radio, please check with the downloadable brochure on the side of this page. Alternatively, check out the list of options and accessories below.You can download the free Android RS-MS1A application from Google Play.
The new portable HF/VHF/UHF IC-705 has many great features such as SDR platform, internal battery, GPS, Bluetooth and D-STAR, all in a compact and lightweight body. The Icom IC-705 uses the same 4.3 inch colour touch screen display as the best selling IC-7300 and IC-9700 featuring real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display.
In 1995, almost two decades ago, Icom changed the way radio hams thought about mobile HF communication with the introduction of the IC-706. Since that time, the Icom Mobile HF radios have been the Performance HF mobile radio of choice. Now, at the 2012 Tokyo Hamfair, Icom has once again changed mobile HF communications with the introduction of the IC-7100.
The Icom IC-9700 is the first VHF/UHF/1200 MHz transceiver which introduces the RF direct sampling system for the 144 and 430 MHz bands, a real-time spectrum scope and waterfall function. The RF direct sampling system has already provided high performance in Icom's IC-7610 and IC-7300 HF transceivers. In addition, the spectrum scope and waterfall function have been indispensable tools for operators to increase QSO opportunities, without missing weak signals. The radio has many other impressive features including a built-in 1200 MHz band, 4.3 inch TFT colour touchscreen display, full duplex with Dualwatch on separate bands, Satellite mode, D-STAR DV (Digital Voice) /DD (Digital Data) modes and Terminal/Access point modes. Also, a newly designed power amplifier and cooling system provide stable and high-efficiency operation, even when continuously transmitting for a long time.
Showing its commitment to D-STAR, Icom have now released its next generation model in the form of the ID-31E UHF D-STAR Digital handportable. One of the things that instantly strikes you about this new model is how sleek and lightweight it is. But don’t let size fool you...inside the ID-31E is an integrated GPS receiver and fully functional D-Star radio. This gives you the capability to communicate across the globe using the D-Star network but also to track and display GPS information including position, altitude and movement.
- ID-31E PLUS
The ID-31E PLUS UHF digital D-STAR handportable provides a great jumping on point into the fabulous world of D-STAR Digital Amateur Radio. This radio will allow you to communicate digitally with other enthusiasts across the worldwide network of connected repeaters and internet gateway. Or if you prefer, you can just use it as a regular conventional analogue radio.
The Icom ID-4100E D-STAR mobile radio allows you to make digital voice (DV) and data calls through the worldwide D-STAR network. Like the recently launched ID-51E PLUS2 handheld counterpart, the ID-4100E includes new ‘Terminal Mode’* and ‘Access Point Modes’* enabling an operator to make D-STAR Callsign routed calls through the internet, even from areas where no D-STAR repeater is accessible.
Icom’s new ID-5100E VHF/UHF dual band D-STAR digital mobile transceiver enhances core features found in the celebrated IC-2820H mobile and incorporates the user-friendly technology found in the IC-7100. The radio features a large responsive touch screen and also integrated GPS, optional Bluetooth connectivity and support for Android devices.
Evolving from Icom's popular ID-31E D-STAR portable, the ID-51E Dual Band D-STAR handportable possesses new features including dualwatch, 500 extra memory channels (for a total of 1,752 channels), automatic position reply (DV), repeater search functions and AM/FM Receivers.
- ID-51E PLUS
ID-51E PLUS is an evolution of the popular ID-51E which is popular within the D-STAR Amateur radio community. This model incorporates popular features found in the original including integrated GPS, an independent AM/FM receiver and V/V, U/U, V/U Dualwatch, but also includes enhancements for digital operation and compatibility with the RS-MS1A free Android application.
- ID-51E PLUS2
The ID-51E PLUS2 is the latest generation of D-STAR handportable from Icom. This new model incorporates popular features found in the original including integrated GPS, an independent AM/FM receiver and V/V, U/U, V/U Dualwatch, but now includes new ‘Terminal Mode’ and ‘Access Point Modes’ enabling you to make D-STAR Callsign routed calls through the Internet, even from areas where no D-STAR repeater is accessible.